Cody Garbrandt Clarifies His Decision To Release The Dillashaw K.O. Video

For over a year T.J. Dillashaw has denied being dropped by Cody Garbrandt in training, and for that same year, Garbrandt and his team have been claiming the opposite.

I guess Cody was tired of the talk. Because he ended up releasing the video.

“This guy is a liar he said I never koed him, that there is no video! Also that he has never took PEDs and he never cheap shotted a former teammate stealing his dream from under him! Fuck you @tjdillashaw hey @danawhite get that Knockout Bonus Check, I’m ready to collect it!! #ISpeakFacts”

Now, after the dust settled, talking to the media as part of Friday’s UFC 217 media obligations, the champ explained why fight week was the right time to release the video, after going so long without making it public.

Garbrandt said, it’s because T.J. was continuously lying that made the champ feel like he had no choice.

Here’s the quick statement:

This year’s return trip to Madison Square Garden is proof the UFC can still deliver a stacked mega-card, with all the bells and whistles.

Set to headline this massive MSG card, Georges “Rush” St-Pierre returns to the octagon for the first time in over four years. He will face off against the UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping in the UFC 217 main event, on pay-per-view.

Also on the night’s fight card is a long-awaited title fight between ex-teammates Cody Garbrandt and T.J. Dillashaw. And a big strawweight title fight between Joanna Jedrzerjczyk and “Thug” Rose Namajunas.